Beauty Recipes - LEMON BALM SKIN CREAM
This will tighten and smooth normal and combination skin.
3 Tbl. dried lemon balm leaves
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 oz. beeswax
2 oz. lanolin
1/2 cup wheat germ oil
1 tsp. propolis powder (bee glue)
Pour boiling water over lemon balm leaves in a clean bowl.
Steep for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve, collecting
liquid in a clean bowl. Allow to cool; discard lemon balm
Melt beeswax and lanolin in a heatproof glass set in simmering
water. Stir in wheat germ oil. Add herbal infusion by teaspoonful
and stir until well blended. Remove glass from water. Add
propolis powder to tepid cream and carefully stir it in until
blended. Let cream cool completely.
Stir cream thoroughly and transfer it to clean containers
with tight-fitting lids. Store up to 3 months. Yields 10 ounces.
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